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Pinnavasal Swamigal and Aandavan Pichai

Pinnavasal Swamigal and Aandavan Pichai

Pinnavasal Swamigal Maha Samadhi is on the banks of the Phalguni river in Pinnavasal and was a follower of Sadasiva Brahmendra whom he considered as his Manasika Guru. Andavan pitchai was a woman who was born in 1899 and shed her mortal coil in 1990, ...
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Koodal Azhaghar Vishnu Temple in Madurai

Koodal Azhaghar Vishnu Temple in Madurai

Koodal Azhagar temple is a Vishnu temple is located in the heart of the temple city of Madurai, just 2-3 kms from the Meenakshi Temple where Lord Vishnu is seen in sitting, standing and reclining positions. The temple has 3 tiered gopuram and the Vima ...
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Mystic Ankola or Alinjal tree at Somanahalli near Dharmapuri Tamil Nadu

Mystic Ankola or Alinjal tree at Somanahalli near Dharmapuri Tamil Nadu

One of the sacred tree found earlier inside of several temples due to its mystical properties is the Holy Ankola or Alinjal tree at Somanahalli about which Sri Adi Sankara mentioned in his Sivananda Lahiri (Sloka 61). It grows only in very unique surr ...
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Gangaikondan Mandapam Hanuman Temple in Kanchipuram

Gangaikondan Mandapam Hanuman Temple in Kanchipuram

The Sacred Ganga river water used in Hanuman Temple of Kanchipuram was brought and stored by the King Rajendra Cholan when he conquered north India. The water is used to perform pujas in Hanuman Temple hence the got the name as Gangaikondan Mandapam ...
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32 charitable acts Kamakshi Temple in Kanchipuram

This is the only temple in Kanchipuram where Goddess Kamakshi did 32 acts of charity for the poor people to make their lives more meaningful during her penance. It can also be viewed in Puranas. The symbolic meaning is that the entire humanity should ...
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Maha maham Kumbakonam Kumbha Mela of TamilNadu

Maha maham Kumbakonam Kumbha Mela of TamilNadu

Mahamaham is a Hindu Kumba Mela festival celebrated every 12 years in a temple-town called Kumbakonam in Tamil Nadu, India during the full moon of the Tamil month of Thai (February-March) when the conjunction of the moon with the lunar asterism (Maha ...
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Hanuman Temple inside a Dam in Kumbhakonam

Hanuman Temple inside a Dam in Kumbhakonam

It is more than two hundred years that Lord Sri Hanuman is protecting this two thousand years old bridge and the dam.Every year before the water is released for cultivation of paddy to the delta, poojas are conducted in this temple. Hanuman Temple ins ...
Hanuman

Upanishad Brahmendra Mutt and Maha Samadhi Temple in Kanchipuram

Upanishad Brahmendra Mutt and Maha Samadhi Temple in Kanchipuram

Upanishad Bramhan Mutt and Samadhi Temple at Sarva Teertham Kanchipuram is the place where Sri Lalitha Sahasranama was taught to sage Agastya by Lord Hayagriva and is a must to visit place as it is with full of treasure and great place of meditation. ...
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MelaKaveri Temple for Goddess Kaveri Kumbakonam

MelaKaveri Temple for Goddess Kaveri Kumbakonam

This is the only shrine for Goddess Kaveri Ambal (Kaveri river) with Sri Kasiviswanathaswami temple at Melakaveri town in Kumbakonam,Tamilnadu. An Aarti is performed to Cauvery the same way as performed to Ganga Mata at Haridwar and Rishikesh in the e ...
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Seven Sacred Temples of Lord Shiva in Kumbakonam

Seven Sacred Temples of Lord Shiva in Kumbakonam

One of the 7 sacred temples of Lord Shiva known as Sapta Stanam where devotees offer their pujas for Pitru Dosh removal and the Lord is known as Pushpavaneshwarar in the Shiva temple where the Nandhi slightly moved to the left on the request of one of ...
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Mouna Swamigal of Kumbakonam TamilNadu

Mouna Swamigal of Kumbakonam TamilNadu

One of the great saints is Sri Mouna Guru Swamigal of Kumbakonam, TamilNadu whose Mahasamadhi attracts numerous devotees even today. The Paramcharya of Kanchi, in his book Deivathin Kural (Volume 3) has talked a lot about this saint. Swamigal used to ...
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Temple for Cancer MoonSign Karkata Eswara Shiva Temple

Temple for Cancer MoonSign Karkata Eswara Shiva Temple

This is the only perfect temple for Karkata Rashi or Cancer Moon sign where Scorpion worshipped Lord Shiva who is known as Karkateshwaran ( Lord of Crabs) situated in dense forest with medicinal herbs and 9 wells of which water is used to prepare medi ...
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Darasuram Shiva Temple UNESCO Heritage temple

Darasuram Shiva Temple UNESCO Heritage temple

Darasuram Shiva Temple near Thanjavur is the ancient Shiva temple with massive form of Shiva Linga and is on the UNESCO Heritage temple which is well preserved. There is a huge Nandi idol in the courtyard while entering the temple and has shrines for ...
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Lord Ganesh with Human Face at Kootanur Shiva Temple in Kumbakonam

Lord Ganesh with Human Face at Kootanur Shiva Temple in Kumbakonam

The only temple in the world where Lord Ganesh seen with Human Face at Kootanur Shiva Temple in Kumbakonam. Visitors visit this temple at Kootanur as it is famous for its Sarawathi temple built by the poet Ottakoothar which existed much before the Sar ...
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Architectural Delight Rama Temple in Kumbakonam

Architectural Delight Rama Temple in Kumbakonam

This is one of the few Rama temples where all the four brothers (Rama, Lakshmana, Bharata and Shtrughana) appear together and is more than 500 years old constructed during the reign of the Nayaka Kings in Kumbakonam. This temple is known as the Ramasw ...
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Thirunedunkalam Shiva Temple in Trichy

Thirunedunkalam Shiva Temple in Trichy

Thirunedunkalam Shiva Temple in Trichy is spread over 2 acres and is a chola period temple with two vimanas over the sanctum sanctorum which cannot be seen in any other temple . The Shiva Linga is a self manifested one and the utsava idol doesn't have ...
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Architectural wonder of Kanchipuram at Kailasanathar Temple

Architectural wonder of Kanchipuram at Kailasanathar Temple

One can have Darshan of Lord Shiva in the form of Linga rupa in this temple, as Shodasha Linga with 16 stripes which is very rare to see. The one who want to do parikrama of Lord has to enter the small passage which is called the door of death and com ...
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Swarna Akarshana Bhairava One who attracts wealth

Swarna Akarshana Bhairava One who attracts wealth

The Shrine Swarna Akarshana Bhairava is the one who attracts Gold (wealth) is supposed to have been built by sage Agastya and the Suns rays falls on the Shiva Linga during the 5,6,7th of the Tamil Month of Chitrai ( Around last week of April). Devotee ...
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Lakshmi Narayana Perumal Temple at Neervalur in Kanchipuram

Lakshmi Narayana Perumal Temple at Neervalur in Kanchipuram

The Lakshmi Narayana Perumal Temple at Neervalur in Kanchipuram was built by the guidance of the Vaishanava saint Sri Ramanuja who once appeared as a snake in the dream of the 6th pontiff of the reverred Ahobila Mutt to get rid of the curse by the Tam ...
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Remote Shiva Temples requiring immediate attention 2

Remote Shiva Temples requiring immediate attention 2

Spectacular but not that popular Shiva Temples but one should visit these remote Shiva Temples which require immediate attention. The Athur Shiva Temple near chennai is 1000 years old and was visited by Kanchi Mahaswamigal who performed many pujas to ...
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